Rubiera

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Rubiera
Comune
Comune di Rubiera
Rubiera.
Rubiera.
Coat of arms of Rubiera
Coat of arms
Rubiera is located in Italy
Rubiera
Rubiera
Location of Rubiera in Italy
Coordinates: 44°39′N 10°47′E / 44.650°N 10.783°E / 44.650; 10.783
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province Reggio Emilia (RE)
Frazioni Fontana, San Faustino, Sant'Agata
Government
 • Mayor Lorena Baccarani
Area
 • Total 25.3 km2 (9.8 sq mi)
Elevation 41 m (135 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 14,559
 • Density 580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Demonym Rubieresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 42048
Dialing code 0522
Patron saint Saint Blaise
Saint day February 3
Website Official website

Rubiera is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Reggio Emilia in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located on the Via Emilia about 50 kilometres (31 mi) northwest of Bologna and about 13 kilometres (8 mi) southeast of Reggio Emilia.

History[edit]

The original name of the city was Corte de Herberia, probably derived from the Celtic er-beria, meaning "in the middle of the plain". The Roman emperors Gallienus and Valerianus built a bridge over the Secchia river at this location in AD 259.

The first historical mention of Rubiera is from 915, at which time it was a fief of the Supponidi family; the city later became a fief of the Obertenghi family. After a period of decline, it recovered some importance in the 12th century under the comune of Reggio Emilia, due to its strategic position and the fact that the city had a castrum (castle) and massive walls. At later times it was a possession of the House of Este, a Papal possession, and part of the Duchy of Modena and Reggio, during which period the castle was used as a prison.

Sports[edit]

Rubiera is the hometown of Stefano Baldini, European and Olympic marathon champion. Rubiera's handball team (Pallamano Secchia) has played in the Italian serie A every year since 1982.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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